Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Duration 14
Max Altitude 4984M at Tserko Ri
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview


The Gosainkunda Trek is a captivating and rewarding adventure that combines the mesmerizing beauty of the Langtang Valley with the serene spirituality of the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. Situated in the Langtang National Park, Nepal, this trek is also a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters. The journey typically begins from Kathmandu, where trekkers embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the trailhead of the Langtang region. The trek gradually winds through lush forests adorned with rhododendron blooms, charming traditional villages, and breathtaking landscapes. Trekkers can also immerse themselves in the warm hospitality of the Tamang and Tibetan communities, experiencing their unique culture and traditions.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek: A Journey to Himalayan Grandeur and Sacred Waters

As the trek progresses, the trail unveils awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. The Langtang Valley, often referred to as the "Valley of Glaciers," offers a surreal ambiance that captivates trekkers with its raw beauty. One of the highlights of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. Nestled at an altitude of about 4,380 meters, the lake is of great religious significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. Legend has it that the lake was created by Lord Shiva's trident, and during the Janai Purnima festival, pilgrims from all over Nepal visit this holy site to take a ritual bath in its sacred waters. From Gosainkunda, the trek continues to ascend through rugged terrains, passing by other enchanting lakes like Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda. The diverse landscapes and ever-changing scenery offer a photographer's paradise and leave trekkers in awe of the Himalayan grandeur. The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek demands a moderate level of fitness, making it accessible to a wide range of adventurers. The best seasons to undertake this trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild, and the views are clear.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek promises an unforgettable expedition through captivating landscapes, cultural riches, and spiritual encounters. Trekkers are sure to create lasting memories as they journey through this Himalayan wonderland, leaving with a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural heritage of Nepal.

 Trip Highlight

  • Visit Langtang – the valley of glaciers, pine forests, green meadows, terraced fields.
  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep gorges, stone-driven mills, and suspension bridges
  • The majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m)
  • Tibetan border region
  • Beautiful Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers
  • Local cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
  • Discover the sacred Gosaikunda Lake and other nearby lakes like Bhairab, Saraswati, and Surya Kunda.
  • Interact with Tamang people to learn about their way of life, customs, and cultures.
  • Get the opportunity to explore Langtang National Park along with Shivapuri National Park
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and chorten
  • The sacred Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600m
  • Side trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m) Viewpoints
  • Benefit from the opportunity to get knowledge about the Red Panda.
  • Mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep gorges, stone-driven mills, and suspension bridges.
  • From Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri, you will enjoy the expansive vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks.
  • Your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek route will take you through gorgeous rhododendron, pine, maple, and oak woodlands


With a sign that reads Friendship World Trek, our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be driven to the accommodation of your choice in a private vehicle. When you are ready to know more about the details of the Langtang Valley with the Gosaikunda Lake Trek Itinerary, you may visit our office for a pre-trip meeting.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

 Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

1470 Meter


Start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing the village and you cross on a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream of Langtang Khola through the forests until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

2324 Meter

 Lama Hotel

The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

3330 Meter

 Mundu in Langtang


 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

3870 Meter

 Kyanjin Gompa


 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

3870 Meter

 Kyanjin Gompa


 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

2324 Meter

 Lama Hotel

We continue walking through the forests trail until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch you skip the trail to Syabrubesi. You climb up steep trail until reaching Thulosyabru which takes about 2 hours. Now you have great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other peaks. In the evening you can visit monastery with your guide. Stay overnight in lodge.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

2260 Meter

 Thulo Syabru

The trail is steep uphill until reaching Phoprang Danda at the height of 3190 meter; the place has best sun set view over Ganesh Himal and after lunch break there we continue passing through pleasurable uphill and blue pine forest via government agriculture office. Sing Gompa; also known as Chandan Bari. We can visit yak cheese factory there. Stay overnight in lodge.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

3330 Meter

 Sing Gompa

After morning breakfast, we hike to Surya Peak (5145m) – a summit in the Langtang region of Nepal. Sitting just above Goisaikunda lakes, the peak is most often climbed as part of a visit to these high sacred lakes, where Lord Shiva is said to have thrust his trident into the ground creating the small alpine chain of lakes. Back to Gosaikumda and trek down to Cholangpati.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

4380 Meter


The holy lake, Gosainkunda has a black rock in the middle believed to be the head of Hindu God, lord Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the high altitude lake when he pierced the glacier with trident to get water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the ocean. The white rock under water is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also believed that the water from the lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbheswor pool, next the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan. The place famous pilgrimage site of Hindus and hundreds of people visit the site to worship during Janai Purnima festival (Full moon night, which falls in August). The place is said to have 108 lakes including Gosainkund, Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Nag Kunda, Dudh Kunda, Chandra Kunda and Mother Kunda etc. in addition, we can hike up to Lauribina La (4610m) or explore some other view point for the day hike. Stay overnight in lodge

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

3654 Meter


Trek to Dhunche Village is all the way down via Lauribinayak, Chandan Bari then cross Trishuli Khola to make to Dhunche. Stay overnight in lodge.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking Lodge

1950 Meter


In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle. It takes about 5-6 hours to Kathmandu by jeep. We have lunch break in Trisuli. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu. Transfer to selected Hotel.

 Breakfast & Lunch

Not included

1300 Meter


Your Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Itinerary concludes today. When it’s time for your flight to leave, one of our staff members will help you travel to the airport. However, Friendship World Treks can make the necessary preparations if you wish to prolong your vacation. You might even go shopping to get some things for your loved ones if your flight is planned for a late evening. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and wish you success on your next trip to Nepal. We’re going to say goodbye now.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Pickup from Kathmadu international airport as yoru arrival time & date
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 stars category)
  • Public bus ticket to Syabrubesi (trek starting point) from Kathamndu
  • Public bus ticket to Kathmandu from Dhunche (trek end point)
  • One English speaking guide (Kathmandu to Kathmandu) including his accommodation, food, transportation, equipment, and salary.
  • 3 times meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • 12 nights’ accommodations during the trek
  • All necessary trekking permits for the trekking
  • Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, and Down Jacket (refundable)
  • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
  • Certificate of achievement (If needed)
  • Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant in Thamel before your departure from Nepal
  • Free luggage stored at Friendship World Store During the Trek
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • An airport transfer service for your final departure

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee, meals in Kathmandu, travel/medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as all kind of drinks, hot shower, battery charging, wifi or data plan etc..
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for guide & porter (it is expected)

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Best Time, Season, Months

  • Spring (March, April, and May)

Spring is the 2nd optimal season for Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal. You can enjoy the blooms of the local flora in the Langtang National Park in the spring season. You get views of entire sections of forest covered in pink, red, and yellow blooms of rhododendron. You can enjoy your walk along the park with the scents of pine and maple. The wildlife of the region also comes alive after the winter slumber. If lucky, you can spot the endangered red panda on the trek. The weather conditions in spring are also quite stable. You can enjoy walks in cool, warm, and dry weather.

  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Autumn is the best time of year for hikes due to the moderate temperatures and more consistent weather. You may also take advantage of the pleasant, dry weather at this time to enjoy your hikes in the Langtang region. The trails are in excellent shape as well. They are no longer slick and dirty. During this time of year, there will be fewer leeches and mosquito infestations. This time of year, the mountain peaks may be seen with astonishing clarity under the brilliant blue skies. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh, Himalchuli, and Dorje Lakpa are a few well-known ones to keep an eye out for. You may also take pleasure in the unobstructed views of the valleys, mountains, and peaks in the neighborhood.

Food or Meal Availability on Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

During Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking you can enjoy authentic local, Asian, and western cuisine. Fresh vegetables and plenty of liquids, such as hot lemon, ginger, and garlic soup, and green tea, are strongly advised to consume when trekking. Despite the fact that the hiking region has a wide variety of non-vegetarian meals, we don’t recommend eating them for hygiene reasons. Avoiding dairy, alcoholic drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate is another excellent strategy.

  • Breakfast: You can select your breakfast from the menu. Breakfast items include eggs, pancakes, muesli bread, cornflakes, French toast with jam, butter, and cheese, Tibetan bread, local tsampa porridge, fruits, and hot drinks.
  • Lunch: You will be able to try a variety of mouthwatering foods, including Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo, Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza, Snacks, and Desserts.
  • Dinner: You can select from a menu with selections comparable to those you had at lunch. Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Various Soups, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo, Macaroni, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza, Snacks, Korean Ramen, Desserts, Hard Drinks, Steaks, etc.

Accommodation Facility on Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Accommodations on the 15-day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal range from basic to standard. You will experience the kindness of the Tamang and Sherpa people while trekking and staying in traditional tea houses. Lower-elevation tea houses include lovely rooms with comfortable beds, pillows, mattresses, and warm blankets. Moreover, you will have an attached bathroom in each room. As you ascend to higher elevations, the accommodations become more basic. Foam mattresses, a bed, pillows, and blankets are provided in the rooms.

Additionally, the higher regions have only communal restrooms. During the journey, all of the rooms are twin-sharing arrangements, so you must share them with other trekkers. You may, however, reserve a separate room, but it will be expensive. Additionally, tea houses in lower altitudes may offer Wi-Fi, telephones, and restrooms with hot showers that are in a western manner. In contrast, tea houses in higher altitudes lack Wi-Fi, telephones, and restroom facilities other than squats. Additionally, they offer hot water for showers in a bucket.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Travel Insurance

Langtang Valley with Gosaikunda Lake Trek, which is rated as being quite challenging, travels through remote areas of Nepal at a high altitude. Getting sufficient travel insurance is suggested in case something goes wrong. Travel insurance is one of the most important documents when climbing in Nepal’s high mountains. While walking, you have to overcome landslides, steep inclines and declines, and congested paths. Therefore, if visitors unluckily face any kind of impact when hiking in such a circumstance, insurance coverage would be excellent for you.

You might be able to avoid making a sizable payment all at once. As a result, we urge all hikers and explorers to buy the necessary insurance coverage, which will cover all costs associated with high peak rescue and evacuation. Verify that your insurance policy covers medical expenses, emergency helicopter evacuation, and altitude to a minimum of 5,500 meters.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies on Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Altitude sickness is a problem for hikers and mountain climbers. The oxygen level starts to drop at around 3000 meters above sea level. Altitude sickness, which is brought on by a rapid height increase, makes it difficult for people to travel to Langtang Gosaikunda Lake. Altitude sickness may not be deadly if treated well. There are several symptoms that might manifest, including a cold, headache, dizziness, exhaustion, loss of appetite, and a little rise in heart rate. You may handle these issues by bearing the following in mind:

  • When symptoms are present, walk slowly first and foremost.
  • Trekkers must bring medicinal supplies like ginger, garlic, and other herbs.
  • Keep your body hydrated by drinking water.
  • Resist smoking and consuming any type of alcohol.
  • Consume a lot of calories and energy-giving meals.
  • Ensure appropriate acclimatization and descend to a lower height for sleeping.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Difficulty Level

Langtang Valley with Gosaikund Trek is quite challenging because of the elevation gain. Throughout the route, there are multiple abrupt and protracted ascents, and the first three days of the event involve an ascent of more than 2,000 meters. The trail ascends gradually until day 4 while passing through lovely woods. On day 5, you will begin at a height of 3,870 meters, which might be challenging for novices. If you are well-prepared and in strong physical shape, you can undertake the early-morning hike to Kyanjin Ri on day 6.

On Day 11, you will go across the 4610-meter-high Laurebina Pass. Trekkers also need to be able to walk for 6 to 7 hours each day while toting small backpacks. For many, the ascent to a height of about 5,000 meters will be challenging. A lot of people can have altitude sickness. The course quickly climbs altitude; on some days, the elevation rise exceeds 1000 meters. It’s a fantastic first hike in Nepal, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Overall, this trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. To prevent mountain sickness, have enough warm meals and drink lots of water.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment

The fairly challenging Langtang with Gosaikunda Lake Trek is located in the Langtang region. If you want to complete the journey alone or without a porter, be cautious not to bring too much with you. As you will spend every night in the tea house, you won’t need many items. Commonly used for clothing:

  • Hiking trousers and shorts.
  • Light polyester trekking shirts.
  • A waterproof shell jacket and raincoat
  • Gloves, hat, neck, and mount cover.
  • Hiking shoes, sunglasses, a pair of sandals, a trekking bag, and medicine
  • Sleeping bag, toilet paper, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, sun cream, and hand sanitizer
  • Water bottle and water purifier.

Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Guide and Safety Major

We ensure the protection and safety of our clients, and we are constantly prepared. The trustworthy organization Friendship World Trek takes the following safety measures:

  • The trek leaders and guides can ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading treks.
  • We provide each and every one of our guides with wilderness first aid training.
  • Throughout the walk, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
  • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in hiking destinations.
  • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kit that might require during the trek.
  • If someone becomes ill from the altitude, our trek leaders have the authority to either cancel or continue the journey.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Booking

Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Friendship World Trek has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve a trip to Langtang with Gosaikunda Trekking. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

Gosainkunda Trek Route Map

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Route Map


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